Undergraduate

Neuroscience

A major in Neuroscience allows you to explore how nervous systems work and how nervous system function can be restored after disease and injury to the brain.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Neuroscience is a diverse, multidisciplinary science and graduates will be well suited to a range of employment destinations including research and clinical laboratories, government agencies and science communication.
Neuroscience is a diverse, multidisciplinary science and graduates will be well suited to a range of employment destinations including research and clinical laboratories, government agencies and science communication.
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Further Study

Neuroscience can also provide a strong foundation for additional professional qualifications including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, audiology and for roles as health professionals including physiotherapists, sleep therapists and occupational therapists.
Neuroscience can also provide a strong foundation for additional professional qualifications including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, audiology and for roles as health professionals including physiotherapists, sleep therapists and occupational therapists.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$8,037.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$7,024.00 - $9,050.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$7,787.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,899.00 - $8,768.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Neuroscientists investigate areas of the nervous system. How do nervous systems grow, develop and learn? How do we process the sensory stimuli we receive? How do medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, deafness, dementia and depression afflict the brain and nervous system? You'll be taught by academics with established international reputations in research. You'll discover the nervous system at all levels, from molecules that make up individual nerve cells and the transfer of information from one nerve cell to another, to the complexities of how behaviour, thought and emotions are produced.

About The Course

This course is designed to introduce concepts in human and experimental neuroscience, showing students research techniques and providing a solid background on what we know about the normal and abnormal/injured brain.
Neuroscience

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-NEURS
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Neuroscience
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-NEURS
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Neuroscience

About the student experience on this course

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